What does prone mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proneadjective

    having a tendency (to); often used in combination

    "a child prone to mischief"; "failure-prone"

  2. prone, prostrateadjective

    lying face downward

Wiktionary

  1. proneadjective

    Lying face downward; prostrate.

    Etymology: From pronus.

  2. proneadjective

    Having a downward inclination or slope.

    Etymology: From pronus.

  3. proneadjective

    Shooting from a lying down position.

    Etymology: From pronus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proneadjective

    bending forward; inclined; not erect

    Etymology: [L. pronus, akin to Gr. , , Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.]

  2. Proneadjective

    prostrate; flat; esp., lying with the face down; -- opposed to supine

    Etymology: [L. pronus, akin to Gr. , , Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.]

  3. Proneadjective

    headlong; running downward or headlong

    Etymology: [L. pronus, akin to Gr. , , Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.]

  4. Proneadjective

    sloping, with reference to a line or surface; declivous; inclined; not level

    Etymology: [L. pronus, akin to Gr. , , Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.]

  5. Proneadjective

    inclined; propense; disposed; -- applied to the mind or affections, usually in an ill sense. Followed by to

    Etymology: [L. pronus, akin to Gr. , , Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prone

    prōn, adj. with the face downward: bending forward: headlong: disposed: inclined or sloping.—adv. Prone′ly.—n. Prone′ness. [O. Fr.,—L. pronus; cog. with Gr. prēnēs, prone.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. pronenoun

    Exessively large breast on a woman; Large man breasts, created and often used by Phil P. Also said as Tig Ol' Bitties. And we'd all like to see your Tig' Ol Bitties... -- Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins (Get Low) reverse the letters "T" and "B" in "Tig Ol' Bitties" to see where the term comes from...

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prone in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of prone in a Sentence

  1. Marcelo Telles:

    The transaction makes strategic and financial sense for Bradesco and represents an opportunity to deploy more effectively the excess capital it was prone to accumulate in light of Brazil's poor credit growth outlook in the years to come.

  2. Ovid:

    All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.

  3. Clarisa Jimenez:

    Among these are urging the use of repellents and vigilance of spaces prone to accumulate water in order to eliminate them and avoid the breeding of the mosquito.

  4. Oliver Rosenbauer:

    This is an epidemic-prone disease, this is a virus that's very good at finding susceptible children.

  5. Ujwala Kaza:

    Yes, children tend to be more prone to asthma, in the U.S, there are 25 million patients with asthma and of these 7 million are children (and remember, a lot of the adults in that group of 25 million patients are people who had it as a child). Asthma is one of the most common chronic disease processes in children.

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Translations for prone

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  • عرArabic
  • propens, procliu, predisposatCatalan, Valencian
  • anfällig, in Bauchlage, geneigt, schrägGerman
  • πρηνήςGreek
  • de bruces, decúbito prono, postradoSpanish
  • دمرPersian
  • viettävä, kallistettu, makuulta, taipuvainen, kallellaan, altistunut, vino, vatsallaan, altistettu, kallistunut, kasvoillaan, rähmälläänFinnish
  • enclin, couché sur le ventre, prédisposéFrench
  • rentan, cenderungIndonesian
  • legge seg flat, proneNorwegian
  • prono, inclinadoPortuguese
  • предрасположенный, склонный, наклонный, лежащий ничком, лёжа, лицом внизRussian
  • پریشانUrdu

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